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Gutka ban welcome, needs to be effective, say Delhiites


September 11th, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) The Delhi government's decision to ban gutka, a form of chewing tobacco, and related products has been widely welcomed though there is scepticism over how ... Read more...

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Indians to get free medicines, better health services (Lead)


August 15th, 2012 - 10:45 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) The government proposes to give away free medicines through government hospitals and health centres and also plans to expand health services to small cities ... Read more...

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Operation Smile: Assam cleft-lip centre reaches out to neighbours (Health Feature)


June 24th, 2012 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 24 (IANS) After performing corrective surgeries on over 6,000 children in the past two years, NGO Operation Smile India's Comprehensive Cleft Care Centre here is now reaching out ... Read more...

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Now, family planning counsellors at district hospitals


June 8th, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) The government will soon have family planning counsellors at district hospitals across the country for better utilisation of its population control services, officials said ... Read more...

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Health ministry wary of merging AIDS department with NRHM


May 3rd, 2012 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) The Planning Commission's proposal to merge the two-decade-old AIDS control department with the flagship National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) has caused a stir in the ... Read more...

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Nearly 90 percent babies immunised in Haryana district


April 26th, 2012 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Rohtak, April 26 (IANS) Nearly 90 percent babies below one year of age in Haryana's Rohtak district have been immunised, much more than the national average, despite illiteracy and people's ... Read more...

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Apex court issues notice on sterilisation (Lead)


April 2nd, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday issued notice to the central and state governments on a petition seeking that sterilizations should only be performed by trained doctors ... Read more...

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Cheaper drugs, better health services for poor (Second Lead)


March 16th, 2012 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) India's health allocation has been hiked by 14 percent in the budget for 2012-13 to Rs.30,702 crore (Rs.307 billion/$6.1 billion) for the sector with special ... Read more...

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Better health services for poor envisaged (Lead)


March 16th, 2012 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) The budget for 2012-13 Friday focused on better health services to the poor in rural as well as urban slums, increasing the outlay of ... Read more...

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India, US to share healthcare models with Ethiopia


February 23rd, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) India's successful health practices are set to go global as a delegation from Ethiopia will be visiting the country to witness the reach of healthcare ... Read more...

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Eight lakh volunteers to create sanitation awareness: Jairam


February 21st, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Nearly 800,000 health volunteers will be roped in to create awareness about sanitation issues in rural areas, Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh said here Tuesday.The ... Read more...

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Chewing tobacco joins ‘banned foods’ as oral cancer cases rise


September 2nd, 2011 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) Chewing tobacco, like gutka and paan masala, has been included among banned "food products" in the government's new food safety guidelines. The move has been ... Read more...

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ITC subsidiary faces double whammy in Nepal


August 21st, 2011 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 21 (IANS) After being forced to shut down its state-of-the-art garments factory built in eastern Nepal due to workers' militancy and vandalism, ITC's subsidiary in Nepal now faces ... Read more...

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Watching actors smoke could make kids vulnerable


July 8th, 2011 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Adolescents watching actors light a cigarette on screen are more vulnerable to tobacco use in life, a study conducted on Delhi students said Friday, confirming ... Read more...

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Now, free condoms, contraceptives at your doorstep!


June 18th, 2011 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) The government will shortly launch a scheme to make male and female contraceptives available at people's doorsteps in a major bid to boost population control efforts, ... Read more...

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Inadequate, say health activists of new anti-tobacco warnings


June 1st, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) They say a picture is worth a thousands words. But if the opinion of health activists - and many youngsters - is anything to go ... Read more...

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Commendable progress made in rural health: official


February 27th, 2011 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) The National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) has shown a commendable progress in its sixth year in creation of infrastructure and human resource for health, officials said Saturday.Releasing ... Read more...

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Pregnant women beaten, abused in Madhya Pradesh district


February 22nd, 2011 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
By Shahnawaz Akhtar Bhopal, Feb 22 (IANS) Barwani district of Madhya Pradesh saw 26 maternal deaths in nine months of 2010. Not only were the pregnant women routinely turned away from community health ... Read more...

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Trade pact with EU won’t impact pharma industry: India


December 10th, 2010 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
By Sarwar Kashani Brussels, Dec 10 (IANS) India Friday said the free trade agreement with the European Union will not bar its pharma companies from manufacturing and exporting generic drugs."Nothing in the agreement ... Read more...

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Don’t block affordable Indian medicines, EU urged


December 10th, 2010 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Sarwar Kashani Brussels, Dec 10 (IANS) As leaders from India and the European Union (EU) meet for a bilateral summit in the Belgian capital, health activists Friday urged the 27-nation bloc not ... Read more...

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New pictorial warnings on tobacco products in effect


December 2nd, 2010 - 12:53 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 1(IANS) Tobacco products in the country must carry a new set of pictorial warnings depicting a cancer-stricken mouth from Dec 1, a notification by the ministry of health ... Read more...

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Mobile Manufacturers Hiding Health Risk Warnings?


October 10th, 2010 - 7:26 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Oct 10, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Health activists are nowadays pointing fingers at the top mobile handset manufacturers of deliberately hiding the risks associated with phone usage. Some of the accusations ... Read more...

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Five-in-one vaccine led to child deaths: experts


July 29th, 2010 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
By Killugudi Jayaraman Bangalore, July 29 (IANS) The pentavalent or the five-in-one vaccine that has been recommended in India by the National Technical Advisory Group on Immunization actually killed children in Sri Lanka ... Read more...

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Sanitary napkins for rural girls at Re.1 per pack now


June 16th, 2010 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Sanitary napkins will now be provided to young girls in rural areas at Re.1 per pack to promote menstrual hygiene in the country, the union health ministry ... Read more...

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Over 20,000 staff added to public health system: UPA


June 1st, 2010 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) Over 20,000 doctors and paramedic staff were added to the public health system during last one year, said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday, releasing the report ... Read more...

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Clubfoot to be treated non-surgically in Delhi


May 5th, 2010 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Clubfoot patients will now be able to get non-surgical treatment at nominal charges in Delhi, state Health Minister Kiran Walia said Wednesday. International organisation Cure Clubfoot Worldwide will ... Read more...

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After deaths, cervical cancer vaccine trials stopped


April 16th, 2010 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) The government Friday said that the cervical cancer HPV vaccination drive in Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh was indeed part of approved clinical trials. But after the death ... Read more...

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Health mission likely to get extension till 2020


April 13th, 2010 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) The National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), the flagship central government scheme for better healthcare in rural India, is likely to get an eight year extension from ... Read more...

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65m pregnancy test strips distributed among rural women


March 24th, 2010 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Aiming to reduce unwanted pregnancy and better antenatal care (ANC) among rural women, India has distributed 65 million pregnancy test strips across the country. "The scheme of distributing ... Read more...

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Government adopts multi-pronged approach to correct uneven progress in health indicators


February 25th, 2010 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): The Economic Survey for 2009-10 presented by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee in Parliament on Thursday has revealed that an assessment of the performance of the country's ... Read more...

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Bt Brinjal cleared without proper tests: Scientist


January 27th, 2010 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) Leading molecular biologist Pushpa Bhargava Wednesday said India's biotech regulatior had cleared genetically modified brinjal for commercial release without all the tests that should have been carried ... Read more...

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No pressure from PMO on Bt Brinjal: Jairam Ramesh


January 27th, 2010 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh Wednesday denied he was under pressure "to approve the commercial release of genetically modified brinjal" as alleged by a renowned molecular scientist. Pushpa Bhargava, ... Read more...

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Health mission not implemented by states properly: CAG


December 18th, 2009 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) The National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), the healthcare programme of the government aimed at the country's neglected rural population, is not being implemented properly by state ... Read more...

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Budget not addressing common man’s health needs: experts


July 6th, 2009 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) Health activists and experts Monday expressed disappointment about the "not fully thought out" budget allocation for health, saying that it would do little to put health ... Read more...

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Pictorial health warnings on tobacco products from 30th May 2009


April 17th, 2009 - 12:55 pm ICT by admin
By Bobby RamakantThe long pending pictorial or graphic health warnings on all tobacco products in India shall finally be impelmented from 30 May 2009. This is in line with the Cigarette and ... Read more...

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